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State Senator Joe Pennacchio Continues to Challenge Department of Health on Nursing Home COVID Response

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Paramus NJ, Senator Joe Pennacchio today continued his efforts for more information on the policies and decisions that effected resident care at State-run long-term care facilities during the pandemic. In a follow-up letter (click here for PDF) to New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, the Senator again sought answers from the state’s top health official.

“We keep asking questions but we don’t get answers. The Administration seems to find it easier to ignore inquiries than to face the harsh reality of what happened, and could happen again, in our nursing homes,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “The victims and their families deserve answers. Seven thousand people died and nothing is being done. Why? Doesn’t anybody care?”

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Republican Congressional Candidate Frank Pallotta Challenges Congressmen Josh Gottheimer to Stop Being an Apologist for Governor Murphy

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Ramsey NJ, Republican Congressional candidate, Frank Pallotta (NJ-05), blasted Democrat Congressmen Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell for blaming a Murphy underling while failing to hold the Governor accountable for more than 6,700 nursing and veterans home deaths due to COVID-19.

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Critics say a $500K Report Does Not Absolve Murphy Admin for Nursing Home Deaths

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Trenton NJ, Senator Steven Oroho, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, and Senator Kristin Corrado said a superficial report commissioned by Governor Phil Murphy does not absolve his administration for its clear failures that led to the massive loss of life in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities due to COVID-19.

“The Murphy Administration paid a consulting firm $500,000 to rush a report that attempts to shift blame for thousands of nursing home deaths to anyone but the governor,” said Oroho (R-24). “What taxpayers received back is a glossy report that repackages the State’s data in colorful graphs and charts. The report glosses over the fact that the administration forced our LTC facilities to admit COVID-19 patients, which led to thousands of deaths. With that glaring deficiency, the entire report is suspect.”

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